Luis J. Alvarez, DDS
We are committed to bringing you the very best orthodontic care and this starts with the education and experience of Dr. Alvarez. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Alvarez graduated from the prestigious prep school, Colegio San Jose, in 1984. He then received his Bachelor's degree in biology from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Graduating fifth in his class, Dr. Alvarez received his doctorate degree in dentistry after completing four years of training at the University of Maryland Dental School. He graduated magna cum laude with several honors, including induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society and the Gorgas Dental Honor Society. Dr. Alvarez also was awarded the Williams and Wilkins Anatomy Award. He then completed three years of specialty training in orthodontics during his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In every aspect of his life, Dr. Alvarez has worked very hard to be the very best and he is committed to continuing to do so by bringing you the very best in orthodontic care.
Dr. Alvarez has three sons: John Luis, Christopher, and Dylan. He and his wife, Christine, consider this to be their proudest achievement.
In his free time, Dr. Alvarez enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports with his boys, maintaining health and fitness, coin collecting, and traveling.
In order to consistently provide our patients with the highest level of care available today, continuing education is an ongoing top priority for Dr. Alvarez and his staff. Dr. Alvarez regularly attends local and national meetings. He stays current with all leading publications, including the Journal of the American Dental Association, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. In addition, Dr. Alvarez belongs to the following organizations: